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Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk Is Releasing a Children’s Book

Booker Prize winner and Nobel Literature Laureate Olga Tokarczuk has written a book for children. Titled, ‘The Lost Soul’, the book is about a man who worked diligently and efficiently but had left his soul behind him long ago.

Dan Simon, the publisher, told The Bookseller, “We quickly realized it really is a book for all ages, especially during the present historical moment that is so trying of our souls.” The book was written in Polish in 2017 but has finally been translated into English by Antonia Lloyd-Jones. The translation will release in the U.S. in February 2021 and in the U.K. in March 2021.

Tokarczuk is a renowned writer, best known internationally for winning the International Booker Prize for her novel ‘Flights’ in 2018 and being honoured with the Nobel Prize in Literature for the same year. Her book ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’, which was also translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, was nominated for the International Booker Prize and 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

(Article extracted from The Times of India with revisions to the headline by Sakshi Selvanathan)

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